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Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until October 29, 2014
For one week, participating restaurants offer a fixed-price, three course menu for $25 or $35 (not including tax, tip, or gratuity). Each menu includes three options for each course: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. For details and a list of the participating restaurants visit HERE.  

Haunted House Sneak Peek

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Be the first to take a walk through the Haunted House at this special sneak peek opening. Experience the fright of walking through the terrorizing theater at its spookiest – at night!!!! (Ages 10 and up for this scary night)

Surf City CX Kickoff Party

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2014 Surf City CX Series is here! Join us at the Kickoff Party for some food, drinks, bobbing for apples, bike art and goodies auction and more! Bike parking available (naturally).    

Midnight Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 24 @ 11:50 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every day until October 25, 2014
Stay up late with the cool kids. All midnight movies are $6.50.

ALEX SEPKUS TRUNK SHOW

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until October 25, 2014
Don’t miss this exclusive event and very special opportunity to view true works of art by an amazing and unique artist. Dell Williams hosts many special events throughout the year – trunk shows, VIP showcases, promotions, private parties and much more!    

Halloween Comic-Fest

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
On Saturday we will be handing out some awesome Halloween Comic-Fest mini comics! Show up in costume and receive 3 mini-comics (no costume gets you 1 mini-comic, while supplies last).   Also, Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th is our annual Halloween Comic-Fest Sale! Save *15% off everything in stock!     *Usual restrictions apply.

United Nations Day

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please come celebrate UN Day with UNA Santa Cruz. We will be on Cooper Street between Front St. and Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz, from noon til 3pm with many local exhibitors and International entertainment.  

Halloween & Mask Making Festival

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glitter, ghoul, feathers, phantoms and fun, this event has it all! Spend an afternoon creating decorative masks with your family, take a walk through our “Never-green” cemetery full of gooey surprises, be transported into a spooky scene in our phantom photo booth or take a tour of our haunted theater. There’s something for everyone! This annual event is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. Free!

“Murder, Honey” author event

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the release from Misterio Press of “Murder, Honey” By Santa Cruz Local Mystery Author Vinnie Hansen. There will be Mystery Cookies, a Door Prize, Recipes and a Book Signing.

Pearl Marill/M.O.C. present “SOME BODIES CONFESSIONAL”

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dance, pop music and dead-pan comedy abound in this hour length show. Weaving audience confessions with personal confessions to create vibrant and comical worlds, “SOME BODIES CONFESSIONAL” combines dance, theater, and improvisational scores to create poignant and often hilarious moments.

Annual Monster Bash

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Get out your best costume, your dancing shoes and your fun self and come down to our Annual Halloween Party! There will be a beginning salsa lesson from 8-8:30pm, followed by social dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, performances, the Monster Mash and more… -Beginning Salsa Lesson from 8-8:30pm -Dance Performances -Social Dancing -Costume Contest -Delicious Refreshments -Tons of Fun till11pm! We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate Santa Cruz’s favorite holiday! Sign up now and save! $15 per person in…

Sacred & Profane: 6th Annual Emerging Choreographers Partyformance

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WOW. Wow WOW!  Do you like Halloween and Day of the Dead? Are you looking for something truly meaningful and incredibly fun to celebrate these special days?  Then join us on October 25 & November 1 for Sacred & Profane, our Sixth Annual Emerging Choreographers Partyformance. Come out in costume and enjoy the premier of five new dance works by our gifted emerging choreographers, plus–it’s a dance party!  DJ’s ANDroYd and Michael Reinhold will host us for a dance party…

Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saxophonist Dave Liebman’s career reaches back to the halcyon days of the late ’60s jazz/rock movement as a former member of Ten Wheel Drive. Like many saxophonists of his generation, Liebman was heavily influenced by John Coltrane and the avant garde. In the early ’70s, Liebman played with Elvin Jones (Coltrane’s former drummer) before being snapped up by trumpet legend Miles Davis. Now, like Miles and Elvin before him, the veteran jazzman mentors the next generation of young up-and-coming musicians…

Board Game Night

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.

Seminar: Boost Your Restaurant’s Bottom Line

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Tips and tools to decrease costs and increase profits. Part 1: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Part 2: Thursday, November 6, 2014 You will learn: – Forecasting and budgeting – Establishing break-even points and profitability timelines – Product pricing techniques – Scheduling strategies to improve operations – How to reduce your controllable costs – How to improve your purchasing decisions and vendor relations Pre-registration required: www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/sbdc.html or call (831) 479-6331

Eric Revis Quartet

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
When you’ve been accompanying Branford Marsalis on bass for the better part of twenty years, you’re bound to become adept at facilitating a collective vision, but as a bandleader Eric Revis branches out with an improvisational touch and thematically broad compositions. His music is akin to his bass tone: deep, rich and woody with a flawless execution, no doubt honed by those many years with Marsalis and others, such as Kurt Rosenwinkel and McCoy Tyner. Revis’ playing is personal and…

National Theatre Live: FRANKENSTEIN

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Johnny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the…

Halloween ComicFest

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit Atlantis Fantasyworld on Halloween, Friday October 31st, to show off your costumes and get a FREE Halloween Comic book!

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

October 31 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bring the whole family to Downtown Santa Cruz for the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat. Pacific Avenue will be closed to cars and our merchants will be giving out treats! 2:30-5:00pm

Halloween Costume Contest

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enter the annual free costume contest at the downtown studio of Rebecca Start Photography on Halloween! People and pets are encouraged to stop by in costume to be photographed. The photos will be displayed on her website for voting. The winner will receive $100! More information HERE.

Annual Cosplay Contest

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DATE: Friday October. 31st, 2014 TIME: 5 pm to 8:30 pm PRIZES: To be announced. ENTRY FEE: Free to Enter MAX ENTRIES: 64 entries max. Details coming soon!

The Brothers Comatose, Coffis Brothers, Brother Grand

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Halloween at the Catalyst – brother night. Dress to impress. 16 and over show!

Halloween DJ and Costume Contest

October 31 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
On Halloween Night come and dance your monster socks off with DJ and dancing at 9:30pm. Plus a costume contest and drink specials!

Midnight Movie: the Shining

October 31 @ 11:50 pm - 11:55 pm
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Every day until November 1, 2014
Stay up late with the cool kids. All midnight movies are $6.50.

Sugar Skull Mold Decorating

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chefworks will be decorating Sugar Skull molds with custom names. Take these Sugar Skulls over to Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History for their Sugar Skull Altar, or home for your own ofrenda.

Día de los Muertos Community Festival

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with FREE  festive fun kicking off at the MAH at 3:00PM and continuing to Evergreen Cemetery! Bring your friends and family to create traditional Mexican crafts such as tissue paper flowers, dance to live music and enjoy color dance performances. From 3:00-4:45, come get your face paintd by Mariposa’s Art, followed by a procession to Evergreen Cemetery kicking off at 4:45pm. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE MAH:…

Orangegoose – Free In-Store Appearance

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join in the rock-and-roll fun of this all ages, FREE show! The fun starts at 4pm. A broad range of musical influences contribute to Orangegoose’s original sound. From classic rock (Hendrix, both Morrisons-Jim and Van, The Beatles) , to modern rock (Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers), to heavy music (Kyuss, Black Sabbath), the band covers a lot of musical ground, which contributes to a coherent diversity of sound. Orangegoose’s music is a combination of timeless songwriting,…

Live Maple Harp with Robin Mills

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join Robin Mills at Hidden Peak as she weaves the intricate sounds of the harp into delightful moments to enjoy your tea and the company of friends. As Robin says of her playing “My improvisational music is informed by traditional sounds and rhythms from around the world. My weaving is an on-bias method thought to come from the middle ages. The connection between these two art forms is in the use of color, texture, and patterns that can be…

Sacred & Profane: 6th Annual Emerging Choreographers Partyformance

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WOW. Wow WOW!  Do you like Halloween and Day of the Dead? Are you looking for something truly meaningful and incredibly fun to celebrate these special days?  Then join us on October 25 & November 1 for Sacred & Profane, our Sixth Annual Emerging Choreographers Partyformance. Come out in costume and enjoy the premier of five new dance works by our gifted emerging choreographers, plus–it’s a dance party!  DJ’s ANDroYd and Michael Reinhold will host us for a dance party…
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